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VENNOR, Henry G.; NOTMAN, William (illus.P)
Our Birds of Prey, or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada
Montreal: Dawson Bros, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. viii, 154 p. text. 27 cm. 30 pasted-on albumen photographs of stuffed birds by William Notman, including a frontispiece of a bald eagle. Green cloth hardcover with gold and black impressing to front, including attractive gilt owl. Blank impressing to rear. Corners bumped, moderate wear to expremities. A "wave" to photo plates usual for this volume as it occurred when plates were mounted. Occasional foxing although more to plate 1. Some light thumbing. Vennor was a geologist, ornithologist, and meteorologist, born in Montreal in 1841. From 1865 to 1880 he was on the staff of the Geological Survey of Canada, and his reports contained much of practical value. The birds of prey featured include: falcons (including peregrine); hawks; buzzards; ospreys; bald eagles; owls; etc. Photography by William Notman, the first Canadian photographer with an international reputation.
Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB) [London, ON, Canada]

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